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Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidtduring Ireland’s captain’s run ahead of their Test match against Argentina. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

James Ryan must show his leadership “presence” right from the start of his Test career, according to Ireland captain Rory Best. Powerful Leinster loc(...)

James Ryan and Iain Henderson form a an interesting second row partnership for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Can we give meaning to tomorrow’s clash of old, old adversaries? A whole new Irish team back in play after two autumn victories; eight with single f(...)

Adam Byrne taking part in Ireland’s training session at Carton House. The Leinster winger will make his international debut against Argentina. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s one thing pitching a bunch of likely lads into a game against Fiji, another to grant first Test starts to James Ryan and debutant Adam Byrne agai(...)

Argentina coach   Daniel Hourcade: “The top teams, you only surprise them once. Now it’s harder. That is our challenge.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

By rights they shouldn’t really be on the same pitch much less hoping to beat Ireland. Argentina always have to battle the factors of geographical is(...)

Adam Byrne during an Irish training session at Carton House, Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A hamstring injury to Robbie Henshaw sees Chris Farrell come in for a second cap alongside Bundee Aki in the new look Ireland midfield to face Argenti(...)

Ronan O’Gara is held in high esteem by former Crusaders great Dan Carter with whom he built up a close friendship at Racing 92. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

When reports of Ronan O’Gara and his family relocating from Paris to Christchurch first broke, on some levels it seemed a little unlikely. But when it(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best with  Adam Byrne who is expected to be named in the side to face Argentina. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster winger Adam Byrne is set for a surprise international debut in Ireland’s Guinness Series finale against Argentina this Saturday when Joe Sch(...)

Ulster centre Luke Marshall has been ruled out with an Achilles issue and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Even though they haven’t played since just about getting past Southern Kings at the start of the month, Ulster are now returning to Pro14 action weigh(...)

Ireland in action against Fiji in last Saturday’s Guinness Series at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Joey Carbery, Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Porter and James Ryan, to name but four, are amongst the new wave of players whom Joe Schmidt and the Irish coac(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is among those expected to return for the next two pro14 matches. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster are set to be bolstered by the return of several players from injury over the next two weekends of the Guinness Pro14 – facing the Dragons at(...)

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